As a native of Frederick County and a graduate of Frederick High School, Maynard Hurd proved to be one of the most outstanding track athletes in the county area. Involved in all forms of athletics, his forté became track and field events during his high school and college years. His outstanding achievements include eight county and four regional championships for outdoor track, and two indoor hurdle state championships. Hurd continued his outstanding track performances at Frostburg State University as a five-time All-American for indoor and outdoor hurdles. He won five national indoor championships and holds the national record for the 55-meter hurdles. Three of his FSU records still remained unbeaten as of 2006: the 55- and 110-meter hurdles and the 4 X 200-meter relay. He was a persistent, gifted, and outstanding athlete.